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Monday, April 28, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • capitol horsesWeek ahead at the Minnesota Legislature
    DFLers in the Minnesota House will release a tax bill Monday morning that could help provide property tax relief to Minnesota homeowners. Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck looks ahead to the coming week at the Minnesota Capitol.7:20 a.m.
  • The graduation handshakeInformation link elusive between high schools and colleges
    Legislators are considering changing the data practices law to allow tracking of students from elementary school through college.7:25 a.m.
  • Cold, wet weather slows spring planting
    In many parts of the state, this spring's cold, wet weather is delaying the start of the planting season for Minnesota farmers. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Wayne Schoper, an extension educator for Brown and Nicollet counties.7:50 a.m.
  • Got milk?Why are grocery prices going up?
    With food prices soaring around the globe, the head of the University of Minnesota's Food Industry Center talks about the factors behind the rising cost of food.7:55 a.m.
  • Stock marketMarkets with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the upcoming meeting of the Federal Reserve and other economic news.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S.-Protected Iranian Exiles in Limbo in Iraq
    Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the United States has protected Camp Ashraf, home to more than 3,000 members of a cult-like exiled Iranian opposition group. They don't want to return to Iran, but Iraqi officials don't want the group there, and no other countries will accept them.
  • Efforts to Return Exiles to Iran Problematic
    The government of Iran is closely watching the fate of the Iranian opposition group living at Camp Ashraf in Iraq. Although the government views the group as a threat, some Iranians see the situation differently. An Iranian NGO is trying to help them return to Iran.
  • Why Do We Borrow So Much?
    In 1982, Americans saved more than 11 percent of their disposable income. The personal savings rate dropped to just 0.4 percent last year. An economist blames easy credit — and how we think about money.
  • Rev. Wright: I'm Descriptive, Not Divisive
    Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor got a standing ovation Sunday night at an annual NAACP dinner in Detroit. The Rev. Jeremiah Wright talked to the crowd of roughly 12,000 people about cultural differences between blacks and whites and the changes needed to heal the nation.
  • Justice Scalia, the Great Dissenter, Opens Up
    "I'm an originalist and a textualist, not a nut," the Supreme Court justice says in a rare interview. He breaks down why he believes it is important to "destroy" wrong opinions and why he won't be John McCain's running mate.
  • Mars Aims to Buy Wrigley for Nearly $23 Billion
    The chocolate candy company Mars plans to buy the gum company Wrigley for nearly $23 billion. The deal will bring many of the most famous names in candy under one corporate roof, and it'll end Wrigley's 117-year history as an independent family-owned company.
  • Retailers Hope to Get a Piece of Taxpayer Rebates
    Taxpayers this week will start receiving payments from the federal government that are supposed to help stimulate the weakening economy. Some stores are offering special deals to consumers who swap their payments for gift cards.
  • Taco Truck Lover Maps His Favorite Eateries Online
    Plenty of Web sites allow ordinary people to review restaurants, and good reviews on sites like Chowhound and Yelp can help a restaurant. Now tech-savvy food lovers are creating a new kind of culinary Web site that steers people toward smaller, harder-to-find eateries. is a prime example.
  • A Solution for Fuel Pumps That Stop at $3.99
    The price gauges on some mechanical fuel pumps don't go higher than $3.99, but the price of diesel has soared way past that, forcing some gas stations to shut down diesel pumps while they figure out what to do. Washington state has a solution: Stations can sell diesel by the half-gallon, as long as they post big signs.
  • Clinton Courts Rural N.C., Where Obama Leads
    Last week's Pennsylvania primary was good news for Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama, her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, is hoping to pick up a win in North Carolina's primary May 6. It's a state where Obama holds a sizable lead, but Clinton is making headway.

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